Through the Memorial Gift Program, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) gives veterinarians and the public a chance to memorialize patients by making a donation in a pet's name to the Foundation, which helps recognize the value of the human-animal bond. TVMF sends Memorial Gift Cards to let pet owners know that others are thinking about them during that difficult time. It also offers helpful resources on how to cope with this loss. The proceeds of the Memorial Gift Program help fund the efforts of the Foundation including animal research grants, stethoscopes for new veterinary students, scholarships, the Emergency Student Fund and the New Graduate Program.
Whatever the case may be, unfortunately almost everyone has suffered the loss of a pet, whether due to illness, old age or another issue. TVMF's memorial donations are a chance to honor the time pet owners shared with their loved ones.
For more information on how to donate to the Memorial Gift Program, call the TVMF office at 512/452-4224 or visit the Foundation website at tvmf.org. You can also donate online or mail in your memorial gifts with printable forms found at tvmf.org.
The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation was established in 1978 as a charitable and philanthropic organization. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals in Texas and celebrating the human-animal bond through education, public relations, research, fundraising and the development of people in the field of veterinary medicine.